In this clip, Rael is playing billiards.
Producer Global Lives ProjectLanguage Portuguese
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot.
Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the city center and at school competitions. He is heavily influenced by his musician father, despite the fact that his father prefers the more traditional Forro and Sertaneja music to hip-hop.
This video was produced by Maria Laura Vilela Cesar, Ana Leonardo Nassar, Helio Ishii, Jessica Sklair, Jose Santos, Eduardo B. Pinto, Marcelo Vitali, Erick Mammoccio, Pedro Gomes, Fabiano Pierri, Jarbas Viana, Gabriela Herman, Anita Goes, Daniel Malva, Alder Augusto, David Evan Harris, Jeovany Pinto Almeida, Manuel Palavras, Paulo Sergio de Paula, Fernando Bastos, and Camila Ogawa. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information see globallives.org.